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Printing to Network Printer

Printing to Network Printer

Printing to Network Printer

How do I print to a network printer from my VB program? I am using the Open statement to open the network port for Output followed by a Print statement to the file handle for the network printer. However, the print job was not printed. How do I go about doing this? The method does work for my local printer. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

RE: Printing to Network Printer

You donĀ“t need to do that anymore in VB, you can use the printer object and then use the printer.print method to print to the printer you want
I saw an example somewhere in the book

dim x as printer

x = thenetwork printer

set printer = x

RE: Printing to Network Printer

if you code printer.print "Hello" Hello will be sent to DEFAULT printer. If this is not what you want you could use a common dialog box using the showprinter method to allow the user to select a printer. or query the printer collection as mentioned above for a printer that meets your criteria and the use the set printer = x when your routine finds a match

RE: Printing to Network Printer

Thanks for the replies. Am I right to say that in the reply by hug, "thenetwork printer" refers to the network printer name?
How do I ensure that the printer do not format the text at all. I want to print some files which must not be formatted at all. That is, the output must look like that printer in DOS mode!
Once again, thanks.

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